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Nezua is an author and illustrator by trade, a rebel at heart, and a fugitive from the iron claw of ennui. You can find more of his writing at http://www.theunapologeticmexican.org , his videos at http://think.mtv.com/profile/Nezua , and graphic art at http://www.xolagrafik.com
The Conquest and Theft of América, Pt. 13
Nezua gives some perspective on the importance and legacy of the migrant rights movement after the recent ICE raid in Providence, Rhode Island. A call to action for all human rights activists with a dash of historical commentary.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Latinos [and Allies] Want Specifics, Not Soundbytes
Nezua and the SanctuarySphere brings the heat to the 2008 Presidential Elections by asking each candidate pointed questions about comprehensive immigration reform in the next four years and what that entails. The deadline for answering is the end of July -- will each candidate speak up and speak out? To be continued...
A look at Oregon's gas prices in the last seven months going up, up, up... from your Official MTV Choose or Lose Street Team 08 Citizen Journalist, Nezua. Beware of emptied pockets.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Voting in Oregon: The 2008 Democratic Primary
The Oregon Democratic Primary comes to an end and now places Barack Obama with the majority of pledged delegates! A view into Oregon's Vote-by-Mail methods, and the convention center floor as the results come in. From Oregon's Official MTV Choose or Lose Street Team '08 Citizen Journalist, Nezua.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Obama in Eugene Pt. 3 [MTV vlog 5-14-08]
THE CONCLUSION of the series featuring Obama's supercharged stop at McArthur Court On March 21st of 2008-a day when the town of Eugene, Oregon roared to life as almost 13,000 people showed up at "The Pit" to hear Senator Obama speak. Brought to you by Nezua, Oregon's Official MTV Choose or Lose Street Team 08 Citizen Journalist.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
EXCLUSIVE: Bill Clinton in Eugene, Oregon
Exclusive: Fmr. President Bill Clinton visits Oregon to promote voting in the state's mail-in primary and to support Sen. Hillary Clinton's ongoing campaign for heading up the '08 Democratic ticket. In this MTV Street Team '08 Exclusive, Nezua brings you the insider's look at the event, the speech, and his take on how it will impact Oregon's primary.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Oregon is Voting, Even as We Speak
SHHH. Can you hear it? Oregon is voting. And even though the Democratic nomination may end up being decided in great part by our votes here in the Beaver State, it remains a rather subtle event by all appearances. The latest from Nezua, Oregon's representative for MTV Choose or Lose Street Team '08.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Hillary Clinton in Eugene, Oregon [pt. 4]
THE CONCLUSION of our (well, Nezua's) four part series featuring Hillary Clinton's rally at Lane County's South Eugene High School in Oregon. The answer (to an attendee's question in Part 3) you've been waiting for! And all with that sweet grating buzzy hum on the audio track that gives all the animals in the room bad dreams! Woo! A fresh video from Oregon's MTV Choose or Lose Street Team '08 Representative.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Hillary Clinton in Eugene, Oregon [pt. 3]
Part 3 [of 4] in Nezua's series that showcases Hillary Clinton's rally in Eugene, Oregon. In today's installment, we see a young audience member confront the Senator and kindly inform her that her campaign's attacks and negative slant are harming the Democratic party and appear to be "self-serving." In the conclusion (Part 4), we will hear Clinton's response.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Hillary Clinton in Eugene, Oregon [pt. 2]
Hillary Clinton in Eugene Pt. 2 continues Nezua's HRC four-part series, which features the Senator's rally/town-hall appearance at Oregon's South Eugene High School Gymnasium. If you're one of the Chosen Ones, you've already seen Part 1 Now! Feast on this continuation of Historic Pacific North West Gymnasium Clintonobilia.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Hillary Clinton in Eugene, Oregon [MTV Vlog Apr21]
Hillary Clinton holds a rally/town-hall style meeting in Eugene, Oregon! It's been talked about all over the Internet(s), and now you can see it through Nezua's lens, and finally be satisfied. Part One of Three.
Obama in Oregon, Part 2
The second of three video installments of the Obama in Oregon series by Oregon's Official MTV Choose or Lose Street Team '08 Citizen Journalist, Nezua.
Sunday, April 6, 2008(12 comments)
Hillary Clinton in Eugene, Oregon
Nezua weighs in on Hillary Clinton's recent visit to Eugene, Oregon after attending as MTV's Choose or Lose '08 Representative for Oregon.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Obama in Eugene Pt. 1 [MTV vlog 3-28-08]
Obama rocks a night at "The Pit," McArthur Court in Eugene, Oregon. See the high-energy event through the eyes of your friendly neighborhood MTV Street Teamer, Nezua! To be followed by Parts 2 and 3.
Tazing Eugene [MTV vlog 3-19-08]
"Is the increasing police usage of Tasers a positive step in our society?" For his MTV Street Team Exclusive, Nezua hits the streets after Eugene police use a taser on one of its citizens for the first time.
Friday, March 7, 2008
News from Nezua #1 [MTV Vlog]
For his MTV Choose or Lose contribution this week, Nezua presents latebreaking news headlines from Oregon in authentic MTV style and candor. See the video for more details. Part One of the News from Nezua Chronicles.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Cute Sea Lion Begs for Votes
I told Mariana that I have a decent-sized readership of gente who are all concerned with gored, lost, and knifed sea lions! Don't make a liar out of Nezua! Cast your vote for a deserving marine mammal protection center to receive an Earth Day Grant.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Symbol and Essence: The Power of Naming
For this week's Street Team '08 contribution for Oregon, Nezua reflects on the power of names and symbols -- particularly how they are no match for knowing the essence of the human life and experience.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Desert Flower in an Icy Dreamland
When does a person's rights as a human being outweigh those of an eroding citizenship? What does it mean to be a citizen when the government loses its sense of what it means to be human? Nezua stands with a hardworking Mexican mother of three seeking sanctuary while facing the threat of deportation.
Something Stinks in Lima
Tarika Wilson's life and body have now been swept into a chasm, and if Britney spears flashes her stubble or Bill Clinton compares Obama to Sugar Ray Leonard, this story may well be swept there, too. A story of murder from Lima, Ohio.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Strange Winters [mtv vlog 1-30-08]
Nezua hits the streets as MTV's Street Team '08 representative for Oregon. Vid #2: People in parts of Oregon not used to getting big snowfall are wondering what is going on lately...in between shoveling out their driveways, and looking for tire chains that they never thought they'd need. Because winters west of the Cascades don't seem to be what they once were...
Saturday, January 26, 2008(4 comments)
Because Dreaming Is Not Enough (Vlog 1-23-08)
Nezua hits the streets as MTV's Street Team 08 representative for Oregon. Vid #1: armed with a camera and a dream, he brings the hopes and thoughts and community of Eugene to the screen.
Friday, August 3, 2007(1 comments)
Notes from YearlyKos 2007, Pt. 1
What is Howard Dean's vision of racial integration? What was Hillary Clinton's communications "snafu"? What is one Latino perspective on YearlyKos 2007? All this and more. Plus many jazzy adjectives. Well, a few.
Fear and Courage - Pt 2.
Part 2 of an essay on xenophobia, fear, America, and HR4437s consequences, already, on the emotional landscape. Live coverage of a Human Chain event in NYC's Garment District on May 1, 2006 by yours truly.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Fear and Courage - Pt 1.
Part One of a meditation upon the fear that being attacked has bred in our nation; how that fear has been encouraged and provided us by the war makers, and how it is turning America into a land split apart by hypocrisy.
Sunday, April 30, 2006(3 comments)
A Germ So Deadly, Avian Flu Seems A Sniffle
Why do we let one negative idea overwhelm all other energy and thought; obliterate reason? What is it about the specter of TERRORISM that lends itself so well to our darker and weaker side?
You will find no thoughtful, prosaic consideration of these questions behind the link. Only a sardonic but absolutely sincere call for Impeachment and a return to Reason.